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We are running an SQL (2000) database that is growing very quickly and our data drive is too small. I have installed a new 140gb drive on the server and need to move the database to the new drive. Using SQL Query Manager I have attempted todetach the database using the following command:
sp_detach_db 'sigxp1'

Also tried:
sp_detach_db'sigxp1'
I get no response (am I supposed to?) and when I try to copy and paste the data diles I get an error saying they are in use.
What am I missing?
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OK - I figured it out.
Command given was incomplete.

I ran sp_detach_db @dbname='sigxp1' and it worked. I turned on the results pane and it told me it ddetached - and I could move the data.
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